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Struggling with a Compulsive Behavior Problem

If you or someone you love is struggling with compulsive behaviors, know that there is help available. At Total Life, we understand the complex nature of compulsive behaviors and addiction. We offer a range of treatment options to help individuals overcome their compulsions and regain control of their lives. Compulsion and addiction are closely related, as addiction is often described as a compulsive behavior. Compulsive behaviors can include a wide range of addictive behaviors such as gambling, shopping, sex, and even internet use. These behaviors can be driven by a need to escape negative emotions or to achieve a sense of pleasure or reward.

Our team of LCSWs and psychologists are dedicated to helping individuals overcome their compulsions and regain control of their lives. The key component of our treatment plan is individual therapy. In a safe and confidential setting, you can work with a therapist to explore the underlying causes of your compulsive behavior, develop coping strategies to manage triggers, and learn new skills to support your recovery.

Compulsive behavior and addiction are closely related but not exactly the same. Compulsive behavior refers to an irresistible urge to perform an act or engage in a behavior despite knowing the potential negative consequences. It is characterized by repetitive, uncontrollable and excessive behavior that is driven by an intense emotional or psychological need.

On the other hand, addiction is defined as a chronic disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences. Addiction encompasses physical and psychological dependence on a substance, such as drugs or alcohol, or an activity, such as gambling or sex.

Compulsive behavior can lead to addiction when the behavior becomes excessive, and the individual is unable to stop despite negative consequences. In other words, addiction can be considered as a type of compulsive behavior, but not all compulsive behavior leads to addiction. For example, someone may have compulsive shopping behavior but it doesn’t necessarily mean they have an addiction.

Yes, compulsive gambling is considered a type of addiction, also known as gambling disorder. It is characterized by persistent, uncontrollable gambling behavior that leads to significant negative consequences. People with gambling disorder have an intense urge to gamble and cannot stop despite the negative effects it has on their lives.

Gambling disorder is recognized as a mental health condition and is included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as a behavioral addiction

Addiction and compulsive disorder are related concepts, but they are not the same thing. Addiction is characterized by a physical and psychological dependence on a substance or behavior, such as drugs, alcohol, or gambling. The addiction process involves a compulsive need to seek out and use the substance or engage in the behavior, despite negative consequences.

On the other hand, compulsive disorder refers to a pattern of repetitive behaviors or mental acts that an individual feels driven to perform despite the negative effects it has on their life. Compulsive disorders include a wide range of conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) which is characterized by persistent, uncontrollable thoughts and repetitive behaviors, that the individual feels driven to perform.

People struggling with compulsions may not always have an addiction, but addiction is always compulsive. Individuals with compulsive disorders may have compulsions that are not addictive, such as excessive hand washing or counting.

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After three sessions a majority of clients have hope that things are getting better

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Teletherapy eliminates many of the barriers that can make in-person therapy difficult, such as transportation and mobility issues. Online therapy also allows for more flexibility in scheduling, making it easier to fit therapy into busy lives. With Total Life, individuals struggling with compulsive behavior can find hope and improved mental well-being through the convenience and flexibility of online therapy.


With Total Life’s teletherapy services, clients can access care from the comfort of their own homes, eliminating the need to travel to a physical location.


Teletherapy allows clients to schedule sessions at times that are convenient for them, making it easier to fit therapy into their busy schedules.


Some clients may feel more comfortable seeking therapy from the privacy of their own home, rather than in a physical therapy office.

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After six sessions a majority of clients reflect actual change has occurred

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Overcome Compulsive Behavior with Total Life

We understand the importance of seeing actual change in your mental health. A majority of our clients report change to their mental health after just six sessions. Our teletherapy services are tailored specifically to the unique needs of seniors and are often completely free for those covered by Medicare. Our therapists are experienced and trained to provide personalized care that addresses the specific challenges and concerns of older adults. With Total Life, you’ll have access to affordable, convenient, and personalized therapy


Total Life offers Medicare-covered therapy services, which means that seniors may be able to access care at no cost or a minimal cost.

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Total Life is committed to providing personalized care to each of its clients, ensuring that they receive the support and resources they need to improve their mental health.


Total Life’s therapists are experienced in working with seniors and are trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, ensuring that clients receive high-quality care.

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